New life for former IHOP restaurant in Beavercreek

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Verizon closed a store in Beavercreek to pave the way for a new restaurant — then moved into a former restaurant. But at least the move breathes new life into former restaurant space that is highly visible but which has sat vacant for a year and a half.

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The Verizon store relocated from 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed and was built as an IHOP restaurant. That IHOP opened in October 2015 but shut down and was padlocked along with two other Miami Valley IHOP locations 18 months ago, in January 2019. It has sat vacant since.

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A new IHOP franchise owner is rejuvenating one of those former IHOPs, in Springfield, and it also has opened a new restaurant on Miller Lane in Butler Twp. But the Beavercreek IHOP on North Fairfield has served its last pancake. Its signage is now being replaced by Verizon signage.

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Verizon shut down its store at 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons, to move to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed an IHOP restaurant. The former Verizon store has been razed and will soon be the site of a new Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers restaurant. MARK FISHER/STAFF

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Verizon shut down its store at 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons, to move to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed an IHOP restaurant. The former Verizon store has been razed and will soon be the site of a new Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers restaurant. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: Mark Fisher

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Verizon shut down its store at 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons, to move to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed an IHOP restaurant. The former Verizon store has been razed and will soon be the site of a new Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers restaurant. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: Mark Fisher

Credit: Mark Fisher

The new Verizon store is scheduled to open “on or about” July 21, according to a voicemail greeting on the store’s phone line.

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The former Verizon location was demolished swiftly after the store closed, and will soon be the site of a new Raising Cane’s restaurant.

Plans call for a 3,100-square-foot Raising Cane’s to open later this year, perhaps in December, depending on weather and other factors, a Raising Cane’s spokesman said last week.

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The Verizon store relocated from 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed and was built as an IHOP restaurant. That IHOP opened in October 2015 but shut down in January 2019. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: Mark Fisher

The Verizon store relocated from 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed and was built as an IHOP restaurant. That IHOP opened in October 2015 but shut down in January 2019. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: Mark Fisher

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The Verizon store relocated from 2755 Fairfield Commons Blvd. near the Mall at Fairfield Commons to a building at 2460 N. Fairfield Road that previously housed and was built as an IHOP restaurant. That IHOP opened in October 2015 but shut down in January 2019. MARK FISHER/STAFF

Credit: Mark Fisher

Credit: Mark Fisher

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